Introduction to Advanced Performance Management

The Advanced Performance Management exam is designed to reflect the strategic role of management accounting as a discipline for planning and controlling performance so that strategic objectives can be set, monitored and controlled. It recognises the impact of external factors on strategic management issues and covers the risks these factors present and how they can be measured and managed.

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Get ready for APM: free self check quizzes and knowledge recap courses 

An important factor in APM exam success is the underpinning knowledge from Performance Management. So, whether you are new to ACCA, haven’t studied for a while, or just want to check how well you know the core materials, we have created self-check quizzes to assess your underlying knowlegde. Once you get personalised advice on your knowledge of PM, you can complete the relevant recap course to refresh your understanding of core PM concepts.

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The Ethics and Professional Skills module is an essential part of the ACCA qualification that helps to increase your employability and workplace effectiveness. But we also know that students who have completed EPSM are significantly better prepared for APM, so make sure you plan EPSM into your studies. In particular, you will be able to draw upon the skills gained in Unit 4: Commercial awareness.

Find out more about how EPSM can help you pass APM.

Top tips: 

  • View specimen exam early in your studies
  • Remember that APM builds on PM knowledge by applying it in more complex scenarios
  • Create information from the detailed data provided in the scenario
  • Add value to the organisation with comments relevant to the issues at hand
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